Students in grades 4 and 5 who, on average, spend more than 2 hours a day on screen time

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2022-2023 Academic Year 2019-2020 Academic Year 2016-2017
Province
New Brunswick
78.0
77.4 - 78.7
n/a
56.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
77.8
76.5 - 79.1
n/a
55.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
76.6
75.3 - 78.0
n/a
59.3
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
78.5
77.2 - 79.8
n/a
54.5
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
76.4
73.5 - 79.4
n/a
54.5
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
79.4
75.4 - 83.4
n/a
61.0
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
80.8
78.5 - 83.1
n/a
61.2
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
80.8
78.0 - 83.5
n/a
54.8
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
78.0
74.1 - 81.9
n/a
60.3
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
85.1
81.1 - 89.1
75.4
59.4
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
77.0
71.7 - 82.4
n/a
56.5
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
80.3
75.2 - 85.4
n/a
61.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
82.6
76.7 - 88.4
n/a
64.0
Dieppe and Memramcook
77.4
74.2 - 80.6
n/a
51.3
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
85.9
81.1 - 90.8
66.5
50.4
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
74.0
69.2 - 78.7
70.2
51.8
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
78.9
75.4 - 82.5
47.6
54.4
Fredericton
76.1
74.0 - 78.2
n/a
51.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
78.2
72.6 - 83.8
n/a
60.1
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
78.5
74.1 - 82.9
65.9
53.1
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
84.4
74.7 - 94.0
n/a
66.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
77.7
70.4 - 85.0
n/a
66.4
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
86.8
81.5 - 92.0
74.4
59.8
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
80.0
77.1 - 82.9
n/a
53.9
Moncton
75.9
74.0 - 77.7
n/a
54.8
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
73.8
67.5 - 80.0
n/a
57.9
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
88.7
80.8 - 96.7
83.8
64.3
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
77.0
73.0 - 81.0
69.9
52.1
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
83.0
80.0 - 86.0
n/a
63.6
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
77.3
70.4 - 84.2
n/a
54.8
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
73.5
71.0 - 76.1
n/a
52.1
Riverview and Coverdale
80.5
77.0 - 84.0
63.2
55.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
71.4
65.3 - 77.5
54.1
64.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
78.7
76.7 - 80.8
n/a
63.7
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
75.5
69.5 - 81.5
n/a
52.4
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
85.3
80.7 - 89.9
n/a
58.5
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
83.1
77.9 - 88.4
70.0
67.2
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
83.6
78.8 - 88.4
n/a
58.1
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
80.0
75.6 - 84.4
82.2
61.0
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
70.9
66.8 - 75.0
64.0
60.6
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
83.2
78.7 - 87.7
69.4
58.9
School districts
Anglophone East School District
77.6
76.0 - 79.2
n/a
56.3
Anglophone North School District
80.1
77.8 - 82.5
n/a
54.3
Anglophone South School District
77.0
75.7 - 78.4
n/a
59.9
Anglophone West School District
79.2
77.9 - 80.6
n/a
55.2
Anglophone sector
78.2
77.4 - 79.0
n/a
57.0
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
81.2
79.0 - 83.4
n/a
62.0
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
74.9
71.6 - 78.2
n/a
53.4
District scolaire francophone Sud
76.7
74.8 - 78.5
n/a
53.2
Francophone sector
77.7
76.4 - 79.0
n/a
56.0
Grades
Grade 4
76.8
75.8 - 77.8
n/a
n/a
Grade 5
79.2
78.3 - 80.1
n/a
n/a
Gender
Woman/Girl
71.0
69.9 - 72.1
n/a
48.1
Man/Boy
84.1
83.3 - 84.9
n/a
64.6
Non-binary
80.7
74.3 - 87.1
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
81.2
78.4 - 84.1
n/a
n/a
Non-Indigenous
76.6
75.8 - 77.4
n/a
n/a
Immigrant
Immigrants
76.3
74.3 - 78.3
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
78.0
77.3 - 78.7
n/a
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data suppressed due to confidentiality requirements and/or small sample size

About

This indicator is the percentage of students in grades 4 and 5 who, on average, spend more than 2 hours a day on screen time, based on their responses to 4 individual questions in the survey.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Elementary Student Wellness Survey

Calculations

This indicator adds the responses to the following 4 individual questions: 'On most days, how much time do you spend watching TV/movies?', 'On most days, how much time do you spend using a smart phone or tablet (for games, YouTube, FaceTime, etc.)?', 'On most days, how much time do you spend playing video games?' and 'On most days, how much time do you spend using the computer (not for school)?'. The response options for these 4 individual questions are: none, less than 30 min, 30 min, 1 hour, 1 hour and 30 min, '2 hours, 3 hours or more and I do not know. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who have a total of 'more than 2 hours' by the number of respondents who answered all 4 individual questions.

Notes

The 2019-2020 edition of this survey was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the number of schools that participated in 2019-2020 is much lower than other editions of the survey, results at the provincial level were deemed not representative of the total student population. Therefore, survey results for New Brunswick, health zones and demographic groups are not available for the 2019-2020 edition. However, 2019-2020 results are available for communities in which the number of participating schools was deemed sufficient to be representative of the student population in that community.

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

SE_DAA01_1

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